Worrying trend continues
Regarding the transmission chain identified in Porto Santo, in association with a confirmed case in the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, reported here previously, the epidemiological investigation has so far now identified 23 contacts in the municipality of Porto Santo (3 were confirmed, 15 were negative and 5 are awaiting results). All contacts remain in isolation and the epidemiological investigation is still ongoing.
Six new cases of COVID-19 were reported today (Thursday). These are 4 imported cases, from Poland and Italy, and 2 cases of local transmission identified in the municipality of Funchal.
COVID-19 ransmission chains spread
As for the case of local transmission identified yesterday in the municipality of Funchal, new data from the epidemiological investigation have made it possible to identify a transmission chain with an association with 2 positive cases, recently diagnosed through the screening unit at Madeira airport. According to the same source, the epidemiological investigation of this transmission chain has so far identified 9 contacts (2 have been confirmed, 2 have been negative and 5 are awaiting results). All contacts remain in isolation and the epidemiological investigation is still ongoing.
At this moment, according to IASAÚDE, there are two suspected cases of COVID-19 under study – two travellers. Laboratory analyzes and epidemiological investigations are ongoing.
The cumulative total of 118 recovered cases remains the same. 36 cases are active, of which 29 are imported cases identified in the context of surveillance activities implemented at Madeira Airport and 7 are cases of local transmission. Of the positive cases, 21 people are isolated in a dedicated hotel unit and 15 in their own accommodation
Portuguese statistics worsen
Thank to Peter for a link to Expresso reporting that the siuation in Portugal is worsening. The number of daily cases yesterday was 399. There were also two deaths and 173 recoveries. Government maintains restrictions in the greater Lisbon and already foresees new measures from September 15th (contingency state will be in force in the whole country), to prepare return to classes and work.